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SharePoint and Microsoft News, Blues, and Muse: A Compendium for a Tuesday

SharePoint and Microsoft News, Blues, and Muse: A Compendium for a Tuesday

Azure renamed, 2013 SP1 download sites, code for the history books

Here’s a taste of news from Microsoft about SharePoint, Azure, and other good things. Set to music, actually. With apologies for our leaps of logic.

But we stand by our music video picks.

Blue Skies for Microsoft

Click photo to see what music we paired with this news

Microsoft today announced it was renaming Windows Azure to Microsoft Azure. The move is more than symbolic, though you can also take it that way.

“This change reflects Microsoft’s strategy and focus on Azure as the public cloud platform for customers as well as for our own services Office 365, Dynamics CRM, Bing, OneDrive, Skype, and Xbox Live,” wrote Sten Martin in the Windows Azure blog. The name becomes official April 3.

April Cumulate Update

Bet you never thought we'd pick this video

Microsoft’s Bill Baer wrote in his blog, “While it remains early, SharePoint Server 2013 will support SQL Server 2014 with the April Cumulative Update.”

The logical next question is, when is the April Cumulative Update?

And the logical and true answer is, April. Yes, it is.


Release the Code

Only those with children under the age of 10 will know this song

Microsoft is making source code for early versions of MS-DOS and Word for Windows available to the public for the first time.

The Computer History Museum will make available two of the most widely used software programs of the 1980s: MS-DOS 1.1 and 2.0 and Microsoft Word for Windows 1.1a.


A Downloading We Will Go--Not

It's so obvious, we're embarrassed we chose it

Stefan Gossner posted at the TechNet blogs about download locations of international versions of SharePoint Foundation 2013 with SP1.

He noted, “Several of you asked for international versions of SharePoint Foundation 2013 with SP1 (also referred to as "slipstream" installs) which is required to install SharePoint Foundation 2013 on Windows Server 2012 R2….the international versions are not yet listed.”

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